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Isle of Raasay Gin

Handcrafted Scottish Gin

Local botanist Dr Stephen Bungard helped us hand-pick only the best juniper on the island before we distilled and infused our
Raasay and traditional botanicals together in our copper malt spirit still along with water from our well.
The result: a refreshing, zesty dry gin with a lasting aftertaste that encapsulates Raasay’s style, character and impressive geological variety.

Raasay’s remarkable geology, island shores, our modern Scottish island distillery and unique
water source inspired both the creation and presentation of the island’s first Scottish gin.

Isle of Raasay Gin Tasting Notes

Fresh and aromatic, with juniper, citrus and a hint of rhubarb.
Dry with a burst of juniper, orange and a richer rhubarb note.
Dry and zesty.
Perfect Serve:
Orange zest strips and a premium mixer – we recommend Fever-Tree’s Premium Indian Tonic.
The dry nature of Isle of Raasay Gin also makes it the perfect base for your favourite gin cocktails.

Raasay distillery While we wait 2018

Waited too long for this one but last night I finally got to pour a dram of this lovley expression.
It’s 46% abv. More info about the bottle and distillery in a previous post.

Nose ?
Vanilla, hint of smoke, coconut flakes, pleasant soft and creamy scent, dried rassins

Palate ?
Suprises on the palate, explosive of peat smoke, not heavy but powerful. Fruity, nutty, I’m out of words to describe

Finish ?
Very long, pleasant, lingers on the tongue, the rassins, nuttynes stays with you along with well balanced peat smoke.

Conclusion ?
Reminds me of of high coast 63, I’m very impressed with it and it has splitted 1’st place with the high coast 63 in the not heavy peated range.
I’m very very curious of their new release that is coming soon I believe?

Score : 95/100

Raasay While We Wait single malt Scotch whisky

Isle of Raasay Distillery
The first legal distillery on the Isle of Raasay in northwest Scotland began distilling in 2017.

It is our vision to create the finest Hebridean single malt Scotch whisky and a unique whisky destination with arguably the best view from any distillery in Scotland.

Raasay While We Wait single malt Scotch whisky 46% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered.
While waiting for their inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt whisky, they have crafted a single malt that demonstrates their whisky making skills and offers a taste of what’s to come from our distillery.
This limited edition whisky combines two expressions from one distillery – one peated, one unpeated – finished in French oak Tuscan red wine casks. The result: a single malt whisky of uncommon provenance.
Raaasay While We Wait – 2018 Release is finished for 9 months in Tuscan Red wine casks. The wine finish for this whisky is a lighter wine finish, and has a nice combination between wine and smoke, with this whisky leaning slightly closer to the smoke. This is different than 3rd release and 2nd release, which had a larger wine influence.